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  • Posted in thread: Smelly CO2 Hose on 02-27-2010 at 07:35 AM
    Cool, I figured washing it wouldn't hurt. I ran some water through it and if it still smells
    tomorrow I'll soak it in PBW.Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Two hearted ale kit from AHS. on 02-27-2010 at 06:43 AM
    Since you're in Michigan you should try to culture the yeast from a bottle of Two Hearted. I've
    heard of people doing this successfully. Bell's uses a proprietary yeast strain, so using their
    yeast wi...

  • Posted in thread: Smelly CO2 Hose on 02-27-2010 at 06:05 AM
    I just bought a distributor and added a second CO2 line. The new co2 hose has a weird plastic
    smell to it, which is not present in my other hose. Will the affect the flavor of the beer?
    Should I wash ...

  • Posted in thread: Wort Chiller DIY on 02-07-2010 at 07:42 AM
    Nice work on the chiller!Instead of buying a prechiller I bought a small water pump from Harbor
    Freight and pump ice water into my chiller. Once the water coming out of the chiller cools down
    I recirc...

  • Posted in thread: WTB: CO2 Tank and Regulator on 01-31-2010 at 06:45 PM
    I have the kegs, now I just need the Co2! I'm looking for a local purchase - someone in the
    greater Portland, Oregon area. Please let me know if you have a tank and/or reg that you would
    be willing to...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast Rogue Pacman Ale 1764 on 01-05-2010 at 11:32 PM
    edit: What did you harvest it out of?Most Rogue bottles have some yeast/sediment in the

  • Posted in thread: Cheap temperature control? on 01-05-2010 at 07:29 AM
    Well, I plan to use my basement to keep things cool in the summer, but to keep things warm in
    the winter I just use an oil/electric plug-in space heater. I have it in my fermentation closet
    and on the...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast smack pack on 01-03-2010 at 03:16 AM
    Which yeast are you using? Lots of factors (starting gravity, temperature, yeast cell count)
    can affect how quickly your yeast reaches high krausen. Keep in mind that bubbles in your
    airlock is not an...

  • Posted in thread: Natural spring water source OK for homebrewing? on 01-02-2010 at 10:52 PM
    Hey gannawdm,Where is this place? Is it within driving distance of Portland?

  • Posted in thread: Yeast smack pack on 01-01-2010 at 10:04 PM
    You can direct pitch from the Activator pack, especially if your OG is less than 1.060 or so.
    The stuff in the Activator pack is yeast nutrient, but it's not a starter. Starters are
    designed to increa...

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